Der Keiler (Ph. T. Ernst)

The first horse presented in the inaugural Hanoverian auction of 2019 claimed the highest price when the typey bay Der Keiler went under the hammer for €88,000. Bred and exhibited by distillery owner Carl Graf von Hardenburg, he was sold to a top Belgian dressage trainer who has been a regular Verden customer for 25 years. Second in the price stakes was a brilliantly moving dressage talent, Fürst Benno (Fürst Belissario x Worldly), bred by Klaus Kropp, who will make his new home in Spain following a telephone bid of €75,000. Of the horses sold, 34 achieved prices of €15,000+, which auction manager Jörg-Wilhelm Wegener pronounced as 'solid'.